Friday, May 19, 2017

Vietnam War hero's dream Corvette to be auctioned off at Mecum Indy 2017

Via David


 "That crash left my father as the only surviving soldier in his unit."

When Keith Richard Litavsky returned home from fighting on the front line in the Vietnam War, he did so with two Purple Hearts and one more mission to accomplish.

That mission took him to an Illinois car dealership where he purchased the car he had been dreaming about while serving overseas: a marina blue 1967 Chevrolet Corvette.

Paid for with money he'd sent home from the war for that very purpose,  Litavsky took meticulous care of the car.

He kept diaries of its use where he logged each time he started it and the RPMs he hit. He never drove it in the rain. He refused to park it in the sun. He even instructed his five children not to talk to anyone about the car out of fear it would be stolen.

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